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May 20, 2024

New federally funded center will rely on UArizona expertise to help communities manage extreme heat

UArizona Press, Kyle Mittan

April 29, 2024

Hot Weather Brings Annual Housing Concerns to Arizona

AZPM, Tony Perkins

April 20, 2024

This Earth Day Vestar's GreenSTAR Program leads way in sustainability

Queen Creek Sun Times

February 9, 2024

Some mobile home owners aren’t allowed to install air conditioners. A proposed law would change that.

AZ Mirror, Leah Britton

January 31, 2024

Extreme heat watch: Will cities be ready for summer 2024?

Smart Cities Dive, Ysabelle Kempe

January 19, 2024

How Phoenix is preparing for its next brutally hot summer.

Yale Climate Connections, Osha Davidson

November 22, 2024

Extreme heat led to a Taylor Swift fan's death in Brazil. Could it have been prevented?

Grist.org, Akielly Huy

October 26, 2023

Taking the heat off Valley Parking lots

ASU News, Dolores Tropiano

October 5, 2023

How to build a heat-resilient city

Grist.org, Jake Bittle & Naveena Sadasivam

September 27, 2023

Heat governance scholar Ladd Keith's collaboration with NOAA

NOAA Climate.gov, John Dos Passos Coggin, Melissa DeFrancesco, Gillen Curren, & Amber Liggett

September 19, 2023

Portion of Phoenix's Desert Ridge Marketplace gets cool pavement treatment

KTAR News, Suelen Rivera, KTAR.com

September 19, 2023

Vestar and ASU launch 'cool pavement project' at Desert Ridge Marketplace

AZ Big Meda, Vestar PR, www.vestar.com

September 19, 2023

Vestar Wants Shoppers to Stay Cool

US Real Estate News, Mike Boyd, US Real Estate News

August 23, 2023

‘Shocking’ Temps Don’t Tell the Whole Story of Extreme Heat

The Good Men Project, Kyle Mittan, UArizona

August 9, 2023

Tackling extreme heat isn't a summertime job - it's a year-round effort

SmartCities World, Luke Antoniou

July 31, 2023

As Arizona builds to solve a housing crisis, will its homes withstand future heat extremes?

Arizona Republic, Joan Meiners

July 28, 2023

Phoenix’s Rapid Growth Magnified Its Vulnerability to Heat

Bloomberg CityLab, Linda Poon

July 27, 2023

Biden looks to provide relief from extreme heat as record high temperatures persist across the US

Associate Press, Drew Costley, Joseph B. Frederick, and Tassanee Vejpongsa

July 26, 2023

These thermal images show how Phoenix uses technology to keep cool

Washington Post, Allyson Chiu, Erin Patrick O'Connor and John Farrell

July 26, 2023

How cities are battling extreme heat, and why record-breaking temps don't tell the whole story

UArizona Communications, Kyle Mittan

July 26, 2023

This Sweaty Robot Can Teach Us How to Survive Extreme Heat

Singularity Hub, Vanessa Bates-Ramirez

June 30, 2023                                           

UA Workshop Deepens Local Educators’ Knowledge of the Impact of Climate Change in Arizona

AZPM News, Katya Mendoza

May 19, 2023

UArizona Experts Available to Discuss Extreme Heat

University of Arizona Press Release

In Publications

Megan L. Jehn, Jean M. Andino, Britney Russell, Vraj Rana, Sharmin Akter, Marina A. Creed, Harnoor Sodhi, Bailey Holmes, Tanya Palit, Jessica Wani, Kristina Wagstrom. Effectiveness of Do-It-Yourself Air Cleaners in Reducing Exposure to Respiratory Aerosols in US Classrooms: A Longitudinal Study of Public Schools. Building and Environment, 111603, ISSN 0360-1323 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2024.111603

Georgescu, M., Broadbent, A.M. & Krayenhoff, E.S. Quantifying the decrease in heat exposure through adaptation and mitigation in twenty-first-century US cities. Nature Cities 1, 42–50 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s44284-023-00001-9

Moustaoui, M.,  Barclay, B.M., & Kostelich, E.J. Semi-Implicit Computation of Fast Modes in a Scheme Integrating Slow Modes by a Leapfrog Method Based on a Selective Implicit Time Filter, Monthly Weather Review , Volume 151: Issue 12 (Dec. 2023). https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-22-0311.1 

Mark Kear, Margaret O. Wilder, Karina G. Martinez-Molina, Laura McCann, Dugan Meyer. Home thermal security, energy equity and the social production of heat in manufactured housing, Energy Research & Social Science, Volume 106 (Dec. 2023) 103318, ISSN 2214-6296. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2023.103318

Meerow, Sara, Ladd Keith, Malini Roy, Shaylynn Trego, Erika Schmidt, Jack Haskins, and Bryan Leyba, and Lindsey Jordan. (Oct. 2023). Plan Evaluation for Heat Resilience: City of Tempe, AZ. Southwest Urban Corridor Integrated Field Laboratory (SW-IFL) – Arizona State University and University of Arizona. https://repository.arizona.edu/handle/10150/670109 

Trego, Shaylynn, Sara Meerow, Ladd Keith, Erika Schmidt, Bryan Leyba, and Lindsey Jordan. (Oct. 2023). Plan Evaluation for Heat Resilience: City of Phoenix, AZ. Southwest Urban Corridor Integrated Field Laboratory (SW-IFL) – Arizona State University and University of Arizona. https://repository.arizona.edu/handle/10150/670044

Keith, Ladd, Sara Meerow, Malini Roy, Shaylynn Trego, Erika Schmidt, Jack Haskins, and Bryan Leyba. (Oct. 2023). Plan Evaluation for Heat Resilience: City of Tucson, AZ. Southwest Urban Corridor Integrated Field Laboratory (SW-IFL) – Arizona State University and University of Arizona. https://repository.arizona.edu/handle/10150/669877

Lobo, J., Aggarwal, R.M., Alberti, M. et al. Integration of urban science and urban climate adaptation research: opportunities to advance climate action. npj Urban Sustain 3, 32 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s42949-023-00113-0 

Anand, J, Sailor, D.J. How can we combine urban cooling strategies to effectively cool cities over the entire diurnal cycle? Building and Environment, Volume 242 (2023) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2023.110524 

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